Why are Gasoline Prices so High in Mexico?

In the U.S., gasoline prices are down 33 percent over the past six years. In Mexico, they’ve gone up 64 percent (in pesos) over the same period. With a once-in-every-six-years presidential election coming up on July 1, this has understandably become a big campaign issue in Mexico. Left-populist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (aka AMLO) has pledged to freeze fuel prices for three years, and he currently has the support of 47.3 percent of voters in the Mexico, compared to 26.8 percent for second-place Ricardo Anaya of the center-right PAN party. José Antonio Meade of the currently governing PRI party, … Continue reading Why are Gasoline Prices so High in Mexico?

Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You

Facebook stores details of almost every action you have taken and interaction you have engaged in on its platform. What many Facebook users are unaware of, though, is that you can easily download and see all the information Facebook has collected from you in just a few minutes. Here’s how to find out what data Facebook has collected over time, including all your past posts, messages, photos, videos and more. Here’s how to Download Your Facebook Data: First, sign into Facebook (on a desktop browser, not your mobile). Then, click the drop-down arrow on the top right, and click on … Continue reading Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You

Crossfit Recovery

Immediately Post Workout (within 30 minutes) Replenish Glycogen.  Consume carbohydrate immediately post-exercise.  Use carbs that digest quickly, like honey, fruits, fruit juices, and potatoes. Protein for Muscle Repair.  The perfect protein amount remains inconclusive, but a golden ratio of 1-2:1 (carbs to protein) is probably the most recommended.  Again, focus on nutrition that digests quickly, so whey protein is a good option. Fat is best left to a minimum as it will slow the digestion carbohydrate and protein. Rehydrate.  The general guideline for hydration is 16oz of fluid per pound lost during exercise; however that is assuming you started with … Continue reading Crossfit Recovery

Breathe

Breathe. If you feel overwhelmed, breathe. It will calm you and release the tensions. If you are worried about something coming up, or caught up in something that already happened, breathe. It will bring you back to the present. If you are moving too fast, breathe. It will remind you to slow down, and enjoy life more. Breathe, and enjoy each moment of this life. They’re too fleeting and few to waste. Continue reading Breathe

Avoid Consumerism

There is in most of us an underlying desire to buy cool stuff. To avoid this consumerism, Learn to be more conscious of impulses when ready to buy something. Learn to pause, and to breathe, to let the physical desire wane. Force to wait, if the purchase isn’t an absolute necessity. Think about it, and analyze whether it’s something really a need. Often it is not. Slowly improve upon this, over time. Continue reading Avoid Consumerism

Simplicity is the Path

Simplicity, many people think, is an end in itself But they’re getting it backwards Simplicity is the path, the means It’s not a far off destination, somewhere in the future It’s right here, right now It’s taking things one at a time It’s asking simple questions It’s taking simple actions It’s doing it slowly It’s considering and being conscious, with everything When you find yourself becoming overwhelmed on the path to simplicity Taking a complicated, frenzied path to get there Stop, consider, and choose the simpler path And take it slowly And easily And lovely Continue reading Simplicity is the Path

Be Less Busy

Most of us are pretty busy, just about every day. Some like it that way — being busy is almost a status symbol, as it shows you’re important and productive and a go-getter and achiever. If you’re in a power meeting and sending emails on your Blackberry and making calls, you must be important, right? I say we should reject that little game of who’s busier than whom. We should opt out. We should say, “I’d rather find peace of mind, and be able to relax, and really enjoy life, than allow it to pass me by just so I … Continue reading Be Less Busy